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Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Bars

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Store-bought protein bars are usually junk, but homemade bars are awesome.

This recipe is from my cookbook, Eat Green Get Lean, and it uses maple syrup and pumpkin…need I say more? 😉

In all seriousness, these bars are not only extremely tasty, their macronutritional profile makes them very versatile. One serving is a perfect on-the-go, pre-workout, mid-morning, or mid-afternoon snack, and two servings even works as a post-workout meal.

Hope you enjoy!

Servings

10 (1 bar per serving)

Calories Per Serving

252

Protein Per Serving

20 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

38 grams

Fat Per Serving

2 grams

 

Ingredients

1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup pumpkin purée

4 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisin bran cereal

6 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup spelt flour (or substitute of your choice)

prep

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a food processor or blender add all the ingredients except the oats and flour. Blend until smooth, then pour in dry ingredients and pulse until just combined.

Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish in cooking spray and spread the mixture out evenly.

Place in oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until set. Remove and cut into 10 bars.

What You Get to Eat

done

What did you think of this week’s recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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